Court lifts arrest warrant for Tuskys director who slapped brother
The arrest warrant issued by a Nairobi court magistrate against one of the Tuskys Supermarkets directors has been lifted.
Former Tuskys managing director Stephen Mukuha is accused of slapping his brother — Yusuf Kamau — at the retailer’s headquarters on Mombasa Road, Nairobi, in 2012.
Mr Mukuha failed to appear in court over the assault charges which saw principal magistrate Teresiah Murigi issue a warrant for his arrest on May 23, this year.
The court heard that Mr Kamau, in his response, denied the accusations that he also injured Mr Mukuha during the February 20, 2012 incident.
The Monday application tabled by Mr Mukuha’s advocate indicated that the accused had not jumped bail and had travelled to China for business when the matter came up for hearing.
Ms Murigi ruled the arrest warrant that was issued against Mr Mukuha is suspended until June 3, when the accused will be presented in court.
Mr Mukuha had sought an out-of-court settlement with his brother, which later hit a dead end leading them to the corridors of justice.
Just last month, the retail chain was again dragged in the mud after Mr Mukuha, together with his other brother George Gachwe, who own 17.5 per cent of the retailer each, were charged with stealing Sh1.64 billion from the supermarket.
The two troubled siblings were charged with five different counts of theft and set free on a cash bail of Sh1 million or Sh3 million bond each before Milimani chief magistrate Daniel Ogembo.
Mukuha and Gachwe allegedly stole Sh400 million on diverse dates between 2002 and 2012 at their Mombasa Road headquarters with others not before the court.
They were also charged in a different court with stealing another Sh279 million on similar dates and place. The two face several other counts of stealing money from the troubled retailer.